Dr. Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers is Assistant Professor in Commerce and Women’s & Gender Studies at Mount Allison University (MTA). Her doctoral research at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow conceptualized the job transition process as a continuous processes, focusing on how the factors and actors in the job transition process impacts job quality following job loss, and was awarded the 2016 EFMD/Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the category of Human Resource Management.

Prior to coming to MTA, Rachelle worked in the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on a series of research and industry engagement projects in the areas of workplace innovation and Fair, Innovative and Transformative Work (funders include the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council).

Rachelle’s research and teaching interests include a focus on the implications of organizational policies and practices, and social and labour market policies for the job quality of workers. She is interested in how policies interact to shape the design and nature of work. Rachelle is currently interested in these issues in the context of layoffs, organizational restructuring and involuntary job loss. Working with the team at SCER, Rachelle works to consider how the interactions and overlaps of workplace practices and processes can enable and support fair work and workplace innovation in ways that offer shared benefit for employees and organizations.


Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology in Business and Management

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Masters of Letters (M.Litt) in Management (Distinction in Taught and Research components)

University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) (Distinction) in Equity Studies and Finnish Studies

University of Toronto

Current Research


Job displacement and the implications for job quality

Doctoral research, successfully examined with no corrections in September 2016

2016 EFMD/Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the category of Human Resource Management

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Findlay and Professor Dora Scholarios

Studentship funded by: The University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School and the Department of Human Resource Management

Title: Job displacement and implications for job quality: An investigation of the job transition process for public sector workers in Scotland, UK and Ontario, Canada during the Great Recession

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Workplace Innovation in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in Scotland

Findlay, P., Chalmers, D., Lindsay, C., MacBryde, J., Matthews, R., Pascoe-Deslauriers, R., and Wilson, J. (2015) "Innovating Works... improving work & workplaces: workplace innovation in small to medium sized enterprises in Scotland", University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

This report draws lessons from international and national research and practice to define Workplace Innovation and showcase examples from Scottish Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from the Innovating Works... pilot study. It identifies lessons and challenges in Workplace Innovation andprovides an overview of Workplace Innovation in practice in a selection of the SMEs case study companies, including: AgriCo.*, Glenammer Engineering Ltd., GMG Contractors Ltd., MAKLab, Greenhill, Swipii, Romanes Pharmacy, HealthCo. and William Purves Funeral Directors Ltd.

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